I’ve spent the past four years working with two friends of mine, Frank Rogers and Andy Dreitcer, seeking to develop a set of exercises and teachings to help people embody a greater capacity for compassionate action. Out of this work we founded the Center for Engaged Compassion, a new center at Claremont Lincoln University. We have now been commissioned by Prison Fellowship Canada to do formation and curriculum development. The first formation training will involve a nine month program with three, three-day formation retreats held in San Francisco, followed by weekly practices that participants will engage (and receive feedback) using online resources. The formation program is entitled “The Way of Radical Compassion: Practicing the Spiritual Path of Jesus.” We will have limited spaces for this training (maybe 10) that will be open to the general public. I’ll post more information on this opportunity in the coming week. You can read the press release below for more information on our work with Prison Fellowship Canada. Read More
My colleagues at the Center for Engaged Compassion, Frank Rogers and Andy Dreitcer, have been working on a new project with Prison Fellowship Canada. Soon we’ll have an announcement about a new training program that we’ll develop with PFC entitled “Cultivating Compassion in an Unforgiving World.” As part of our visit I had a chance to preach at St. Luke’s Anglican Church in Smithville, Ontario. This is a beautiful, rural community that is seeking to be a station of hope for people in the justice system (victims, perpetrators, and families). They videotaped my sermon here.